In recent years, Amsterdam has welcomed thousands of status holders (refugees granted a residence permit). The City offers them support in finding work or starting an education programme, in combination with a compulsory civic integration programme. There are numerous programmes on offer, both within and outside the municipality, helping these new Amsterdam citizens with apprenticeships, internships, training courses and/or employment.
It is virtually impossible for the status holders, their counsellors and other professionals to have an overview of all available programmes, making the ideal match with a job more difficult than it needs to be. There is too little overview and insight, and there is an overlap between similar initiatives that makes them hard to tell apart, or for which the criteria are formulated unclearly or too subjectively. Employers wishing to see how they can support status holders seeking permanent employment are also hampered by this lack of overview.
The City therefore wishes to develop a tool that offers status holders, programme providers and other professionals an overview of the available work and activation programmes.
Develop a solution that offers everyone (status holders as well as professionals) an easy and accessible overview of the available programmes in terms of work/education and activation programmes.
Issued by: RVE Werk, Participatie en Inkomen
For further information: https://www.amsterdam.nl/immigratie/vluchtelingen/amsterdamse-aanpak/